Hello, I am the Maestro, and I would like to introduce you to my band, The Maestrosities. I have scoured the globe for the finest musicians ever to grace a stage. And I have found these. Together we make the most astounding music the world has ever heard. Wherever we go, we play to houses that have been sold out. Whenever we arrive, the people in the audience appear to be weeping with joy to see us. Whenever we leave, we leave them wanting something.
A native of England, Tom became interested in shadow puppetry in the final year of this Physics degree at University of Bristol. Why he became interest in shadow puppetry a mystery to him but nevertheless this resulted in a production called Beyul Demojong (2008) based on the folk-history of Sikkim. The play won best production at the university media awards and was taken to Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a successful one week run.
Dana has a puppet passion and is also an actress. Her recent fun adventures have been building for The Addams Family and Arias with a Twist. She currently is associate producer on a new puppet web series "Ben Ray Kuman" and a puppet consultant on a short "The Puppet Apocalypse." Dana has also finished a movie as the Robot in "Robot and Frank" starring Frank Langella and many more.
Indie-spirited, New York-based band Swear & Shake's loyal fan base and earnest talent have driven them on tours across the US and into the focal point of fawning critics. Newsday praised the band, comparing them to indie darlings Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver. Attending a Swear & Shake show feels like a cozy, crowded room of old friends where a guitar is picked up as the last bottle is poured.
Ali is a theatre addict with a puppetry problem and a weakness for pineapples. She's worked on a wide range of shows--from classic musicals (Cabaret, The Sound of Music), to current Broadway musicals (The Addams Family), to wonderful, wonderful musicals (Arias with a Twist).